Now life is starting to get back to normal, many of us can get back to making travel plans. If you’re looking for somewhere to visit next summer, Piedmont is a great option, especially if you love Italy or you’re yet to visit Italy.
Italy is famous for so many amazing things like food, architecture, fashion and wine. With so much to offer in Italy, you tend to hear the most about the big tourist locations like Rome, Milan, Venice and Naples, but there are so many fantastic locations and I wanted to talk about why you need to visit Piedmont.
Where is Piedmont? Piedmont is a region of Italy bordering France and Switzerland, which sits at the foot of the Alps. It’s known for sophisticated cuisine and wines such as Barolo, Moscato d’Alba and Roero Arneis. Piedmont is also known as the land of mountains, with a beautiful landscape, making it the perfect location for a Piedmont wine tasting holiday.
Italy is exempt from the FCO advice against non-essential travel, so it’s somewhere we can visit (for the time being) and there’s so much to enjoy. There are numerous places Independent Wine recommend for a stay, and some useful tips such as doing research before booking anything, as life is too short to waste time on substandard wineries.
One tip they have is to check to see if they’ve won awards from Decanter or Tre Bicchieri. Some wineries are more tourist traps, where the high price doesn’t match the low quality of wine being poured. For the full authentic, Italian experience, you could consider trying an agriturismo which are farmhouses that have been converted into styling family run bed and breakfasts. They give you a luxurious, Italian experience in a rural setting, with views of the rolling hills.
Prices of wine tasting sessions vary in price considerably, but by checking for awards first, you can ensure the winery you visit is worth your time. In addition to wine tasting, and winery visiting, Piedmont has more to offer too. With mountains with ski resorts in the west and north, and it’s also known for its fall truffles. Depending on the time of year you visit, Piedmont has a lot to offer but until you can sample Piedmont wine offerings, you can enjoy Barolo, Arneis and Moscato in the comfort of your own home.
I really hope you find this Piedmont guide useful.